Snackin' & Supportin' - Help Caramunchies raise funds to feed those in need

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Edmonton

C$4,365

C$4.4K
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Funded Of C$5,000 Goal
87% Raised
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The Awesome Good Guy/Gal Reward

The Awesome Good Guy/Gal Reward

Pledge: C$20.00
YOU GET: A spot on our awesome volunteer list + 1 pack of thank you Caramunchies. Details in FAQ(?) below! Do you love what we’re doing and just want to help out?? Then this reward is for you! All the proceeds from this reward will be donated straight to our Hot Lunch Program, so the more you contribute, the more our Hot Lunch Program benefits. With any donation of $20 and up (if you'd like to contribute more than $20, you can top up this reward with the "Make a Boost Without a Reward" option to the left of this reward), you also have the option to be added to our Volunteer Team List. With each hot lunch, we’ll need a team of 8 awesome volunteers to help us cook, serve and clean. We will send out a request to everyone who’s on our Volunteer Team List to gather our team for each date. Feeding hungry people is one of the most soul satisfying things I’ve ever done, so this will be one rewarding reward! As a thank you for your generosity, you will receive one bag of Caramunchies to be picked up at any of our markets starting Dec 14 (just show us your reward confirmation on your phone)! Small price to feel amazing!
YOU GET: A spot on our awesome volunteer list + 1 pack of thank you Caramunchies. Details in FAQ(?) below! Do you love what we’re doing and just want to help out?? Then this reward is for you! All the proceeds from this reward will be donated straight to our Hot Lunch Program, so the more you contribute, the more our Hot Lunch Program benefits. With any donation of $20 and up (if you'd like to contribute more than $20, you can top up this reward with the "Make a Boost Without a Reward" option to the left of this reward), you also have the option to be added to our Volunteer Team List. With each hot lunch, we’ll need a team of 8 awesome volunteers to help us cook, serve and clean. We will send out a request to everyone who’s on our Volunteer Team List to gather our team for each date. Feeding hungry people is one of the most soul satisfying things I’ve ever done, so this will be one rewarding reward! As a thank you for your generosity, you will receive one bag of Caramunchies to be picked up at any of our markets starting Dec 14 (just show us your reward confirmation on your phone)! Small price to feel amazing!
Pledge: C$20.00
6 of 20 Boosted
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Brown Butter Cafe x Caramunchies Bunwich and Lattes for Two

Brown Butter Cafe x Caramunchies Bunwich and Lattes for Two

Pledge: C$20.00
YOU GET: 1 Shareable Saturday Morning Cartoon Bunwich + 2 lovely lattes! More details in FAQ(?) below! Brown Butter Cafe is owned by two of the sweetest people we’ve met. Husband and wife duo, Michael and Heena Mak, opened this cute and cozy cafe after graduating from NAIT culinary school (where they met!) They were also one of Caramunchies first retail partners so they will always hold a special place in our hearts! They are most well known for their sweet and savoury buns made fresh and from scratch every day. We are putting our culinary skills together to create the Saturday Morning Cartoon Bunwich: one of Brown Butter's famous freshly baked buns stuffed with Salted Caramel Cornflakes and Fruit Loops Caramunchies and Dulce de Leche cream. You can share this treat with a friend and warm up over two lattes for $20 (with $10 going to our Hot Lunch Program!) To be redeemed at Brown Butter Cafe between Dec 16-21 before 2PM please check opening hours online.
YOU GET: 1 Shareable Saturday Morning Cartoon Bunwich + 2 lovely lattes! More details in FAQ(?) below! Brown Butter Cafe is owned by two of the sweetest people we’ve met. Husband and wife duo, Michael and Heena Mak, opened this cute and cozy cafe after graduating from NAIT culinary school (where they met!) They were also one of Caramunchies first retail partners so they will always hold a special place in our hearts! They are most well known for their sweet and savoury buns made fresh and from scratch every day. We are putting our culinary skills together to create the Saturday Morning Cartoon Bunwich: one of Brown Butter's famous freshly baked buns stuffed with Salted Caramel Cornflakes and Fruit Loops Caramunchies and Dulce de Leche cream. You can share this treat with a friend and warm up over two lattes for $20 (with $10 going to our Hot Lunch Program!) To be redeemed at Brown Butter Cafe between Dec 16-21 before 2PM please check opening hours online.
Pledge: C$20.00
7 of 30 Boosted
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The Northern Table x Caramunchies Cozy Chai Caramunchies and Black Tea Chai/Golden Chai Bundle

The Northern Table x Caramunchies Cozy Chai Caramunchies and Black Tea Chai/Golden Chai Bundle

Pledge: C$23.00
YOU GET: 1 bag of Cozy Chai Caramunchies + 1 jar Black Tea Chai/Golden Chai. Details in FAQ(?) below! The Northern Table was started by our good friend Melanie Villeneuve as her way to gather people around fresh food and freshly dried goods. Where food comes from and the story of the people who harvest those foods is what drives her. Her offering? Hand blended tea and flavored salts made from ingredients that are fresh, flavorful and from farms that she can point to on the map. She is a huge inspiration to us and we are proud to showcase her perfectly warming Black Tea Chai in our Cozy Chai Caramunchies that is currently only available through this campaign! This reward also comes with your choice of a beautiful jar of Black Tea Chai or Golden Chai so you can enjoy a cup of cozy in the comfort of your own home. Pick up option available from Dec 18-23 at Coffee Life Cafe (southside) and Culina To Go in the Oliver Exchange Building (downtown).
YOU GET: 1 bag of Cozy Chai Caramunchies + 1 jar Black Tea Chai/Golden Chai. Details in FAQ(?) below! The Northern Table was started by our good friend Melanie Villeneuve as her way to gather people around fresh food and freshly dried goods. Where food comes from and the story of the people who harvest those foods is what drives her. Her offering? Hand blended tea and flavored salts made from ingredients that are fresh, flavorful and from farms that she can point to on the map. She is a huge inspiration to us and we are proud to showcase her perfectly warming Black Tea Chai in our Cozy Chai Caramunchies that is currently only available through this campaign! This reward also comes with your choice of a beautiful jar of Black Tea Chai or Golden Chai so you can enjoy a cup of cozy in the comfort of your own home. Pick up option available from Dec 18-23 at Coffee Life Cafe (southside) and Culina To Go in the Oliver Exchange Building (downtown).
Pledge: C$23.00
16 of 30 Boosted
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The Caramunchies Caramel Christmas Gift Set

The Caramunchies Caramel Christmas Gift Set

Pledge: C$55.00
YOU GET: 4 pack of Caramunchies + 16pc giftbox of exclusive holiday caramel candies! Details in FAQ(?) below! This one’s for all you Caramunchies and caramel lovers out there! It includes a 4 pack variety set of our whole Caramunchies line up - The Salted Caramel, The Chocolate Drizzled, The Reese’s Pieces and our Holiday Feature Flavour Gingerbread as well as a large handtied giftbox filled with 16 pieces of melt in your mouth caramel candies! This giftbox will include our Original Butter Caramels, Fleur de Sel Salted Caramels, Hot Chocolate Caramels (decadent chocolate caramel with a swirl of marshmallow fluff), Candy Cane Caramels (peppermint caramel topped with crushed up candy canes). These holiday caramels are currently only available through this campaign. Perfect for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, get your holiday shopping done early while supporting a great cause! Pick up option available from Dec 13-19 at Coffee Life Cafe (southside) and Culina To Go in the Oliver Exchange Building (downtown).
YOU GET: 4 pack of Caramunchies + 16pc giftbox of exclusive holiday caramel candies! Details in FAQ(?) below! This one’s for all you Caramunchies and caramel lovers out there! It includes a 4 pack variety set of our whole Caramunchies line up - The Salted Caramel, The Chocolate Drizzled, The Reese’s Pieces and our Holiday Feature Flavour Gingerbread as well as a large handtied giftbox filled with 16 pieces of melt in your mouth caramel candies! This giftbox will include our Original Butter Caramels, Fleur de Sel Salted Caramels, Hot Chocolate Caramels (decadent chocolate caramel with a swirl of marshmallow fluff), Candy Cane Caramels (peppermint caramel topped with crushed up candy canes). These holiday caramels are currently only available through this campaign. Perfect for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, get your holiday shopping done early while supporting a great cause! Pick up option available from Dec 13-19 at Coffee Life Cafe (southside) and Culina To Go in the Oliver Exchange Building (downtown).
Pledge: C$55.00
36 of 45 Boosted
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Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 5PM Seating

Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 5PM Seating

Pledge: C$160.00
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 4 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 5PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 4 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 5PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 4 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 5PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 4 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 5PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
Pledge: C$160.00
1 of 3 Boosted
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Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 7PM Seating

Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 7PM Seating

Pledge: C$160.00
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 4 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 7PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 4 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 7PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 4 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 7PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 4 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 7PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
Pledge: C$160.00
3 of 3 Boosted
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Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 2 Guests 5PM Seating

Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 2 Guests 5PM Seating

Pledge: C$80.00
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 2 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 5PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 2 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 5PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 2 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 5PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 2 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 5PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
Pledge: C$80.00
3 of 10 Boosted
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Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 2 Guests 7PM Seating

Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 2 Guests 7PM Seating

Pledge: C$80.00
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 2 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 7PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 2 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 7PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
YOU GET: 3 course tasting menu for 2 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 7PM Seating. Menu in FAQ(?) section below! Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 2 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 7PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)
Pledge: C$80.00
2 of 10 Boosted

Campaign Description

We make fresh caramel from scratch using the best ingredients and we love pairing our yummy caramel with lots of other goodies to make the best snacks ever! Caramunchies are our most popular snack and they are made using our super smooth salted caramel mixed with crispy cornflakes for a satisfying crunch! They are sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy; it’s the snack that’ll satisfy any craving. Our fans have lovingly called them Crackamunchies because of how addictive they are! We will be using 5% of all our ongoing sales to fund our Hot Lunch Program to provide hot meals for people in need through the Marian Centre, a soup kitchen in Edmonton's inner city. To kick off this initiative, we will be applying 50% of all the money we raise through this ATB BoostR campaign to our Hot Lunch Program! We are hoping to raise enough funds to cover a hot lunch every month and also use this platform to gather volunteers. Thank you for your support and generosity!

Why Caramunchies?

Hi! My name's Alysia and I'm the owner of Caramunchies The Snacker's Snack! I started Caramunchies after 6 years working in finance and realizing that it wasn’t for me. My clients at the bank would assume I had a degree in business and kind of laugh when I’d tell them I had a degree in Food and Nutrition, which turned out to be super useful for what I do now!

I grew up in a big family that loves to cook and share meals together and a dad who’s been in the food industry since I can remember! My happiest memories are from family dinners at my grandma’s house where everyone would help cook together then we’d all sit at the round dining table to enjoy the homemade food together. They’d always be loud dinners full of laughs and everyone talking over each other. Because of this, food has become my love language. Whenever there’s something to celebrate, I’ll invite people over for dinner or go out for a meal together. If someone’s not feeling well, I’ll bring them some goodies to cheer them up. I started Caramunchies to bring this love of food to all those around me!

Giving Back is Important to Us

One of my goals since I started Caramunchies was to use funds generated from my business to give back to the community. Food is a source of comfort for me, so it’s heartbreaking to know that there’s so many people in our city who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. I’ve volunteered with my parents at a local soup kitchen called the Marian Centre and the experience really stuck with me. The Marian Centre has been feeding those in need since 1955. Their team of volunteers serve sandwiches and soup 4 days a week and on average they serve 200 to upwards of 300 people in one day! All the food is donated and then prepared and served by volunteers.

Instead of just donating money, I’d like to start a Hot Lunch Program where I’d buy the ingredients through my business, gather a team of volunteers through all the awesome people I’ve met running my business and provide a hot lunch for people in need through the Marian Centre. We will be using 5% of all our ongoing sales for this program, but to kick it off we’ve decided to do this crowdfunding campaign where 50% of all the money we raise will go into our Hot Lunch Program fund for future lunches. Our first scheduled Hot Lunch will be January 13, 2020 and we are hoping to raise enough funds to cover a hot lunch every month and also use this platform to gather volunteers.

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

One of the things I love about starting Caramunchies is the amazing community of entrepreneurs who’ve become some of my closest and most supportive friends. We love collaborating with other businesses for some one of a kind Caramunchies flavours! We’ve partnered with some of our local business friends to offer some awesome rewards that are exclusive to this campaign. Because of production capacity, there is a limited amount of each reward so be sure to show your support asap to lock in some extra special Christmas gifts while supporting a great cause!

I’d love to give these awesome businesses shout outs for their generosity in joining us in this initiative!

First special shout out is to Sandy from Jinsei Media who blew us away with her generosity. This campaign’s video and all our campaign photos were taken and edited by her and 100% of her services have been donated to our initiative! She specializes in food photography and is the talent behind our Caramunchies photos too! She put in late night hours to make sure we would have the best chance for success in our campaign and we literally could not have done this without her!

We’ve also partnered up with our good friends Heena and Michael from Brown Butter Cafe and Mel from The Northern Table with some super special limited collab rewards that will be exclusively available through this campaign! And thank you to Michele from Coffee Life Cafe and Brad from Culina to Go for being pick up locations for our rewards so everyone can save some $ on shipping, and Nicole Constante who took the cute photos of me eating Caramunchies! And a big thank you to my dad, Andy, who I’ve convinced to hold his first ever pop up dinner that will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe! If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you would have seen my many posts of all the yummy food my dad makes for me! This is your chance to try his home cooking!  

How You Can Help Support Our Hot Lunch Program

This ATB Boostr crowdfunding campaign is an all or nothing goal. This means if we don’t reach our goal of $5,000, no funds are received so we really need to hit our goal to make this happen! The best way to help us do this is to support one of our sweet rewards (or more than one if you want to be extra awesome). Descriptions of each reward can be found in the FAQ (?) section. And if you are planning on getting one of our rewards, please do it right away, the more traction we get at the beginning of the campaign the better and also there are limited amounts of each reward and we are hoping they’ll sell out! Other ways to help is to share our campaign with your friends, family and coworkers. The more people who hear about what we are doing, the higher chance it will succeed. So a big thank you to all our friends, family, Caramunchies fans who've been supporting us over the last two years and future Caramunchies fans we have yet to meet; we couldn’t do this without you!

Management Team

Alysia Lok

Alysia Lok

Owner

Alysia makes use of her background in Nutrition and Food Science and experience in the kitchen to develop her own original tasty recipes to share with you all. She is currently a one woman team running the product development, manufacturing, packaging, marketing/social media and sales for Caramunchies. Her lifelong passion in food and attention to detail allows her to lovingly create the tastiest treats you'll ever eat!

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Nov 10, 2019

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WOW friends! Your support over the first couple days have been AMAZING! Thank you

We are so grateful for this community of awesome people who have showed up to help. We've received messages from so many of you today showing your support and offering to volunteer. Thanks to everyone who's contributed by supporting our rewards, spreading the word about our hot lunch program or signed up to volunteer or all of the above! WE ARE AT OVER $2,500 after 2 days!! Hugs for all of you! And thank you for your patience and understanding with the platform. ATB is working hard at fixing some of the issues you've been running into. The one causing most confusion is the billing address: please put n/a for address line 2, the system won't let you check out if address line 2 is empty. My heart is so full of gratitude! Let's keep this momentum going so we can reach our goal (remember it's an all or nothing goal. lol I likely won't be able to get good sleep til we reach it). Please continue to share with your friends and fam. I cannot wait to volunteer with all of you <3

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Nov 10, 2019

System issues with purchasing rewards

Thank you for your patience and understanding with the platform. ATB is working hard at fixing the issues you've been running into. The one causing most confusion is the billing address: please put n/a for address line 2 if you've left it blank, the system won't let you check out if address line 2 is empty. Please email us at munchme@caramunchies.com or msg us on Instagram/Facebook if you are running into any other issues. We would love this to be as smooth as possible for you, but are working with a brand new platfrom that also just launched on Nov 7. We really appreciate you trying to process your payments through the bugs and so grateful to your efforts to help!

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Nov 10, 2019

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NEW REWARD! Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner for TWO

Many of you have asked us for a smaller seating option for the pop up dinner since it can be hard to coordinate with everyone's busy lives. So here it is! We've introduced two "new" rewards offering 3 course menu tasting to Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner but for two people instead of four (the menu will be the same as the one offered for 4 and can be found in the FAQs in detail). I've always wanted to share my dad's cooking with you all so this is a super unique opportunity and all for a great cause! Hopefully more of you can make it and we can all celebrate this awesome thing we are doing together as a community! See you there :D

 

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Oct 26, 2019
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What allergens are in Caramunchies?

- Gluten: There is barley malt in the cornflakes - Peanuts: There are peanuts in the Reese's Pieces flavour included in The Caramunchies Caramel Christmas Gift Set - May contain trace amount tree nuts in our other flavours as we use a shared kitchen - Soy: There is soy lecithin in our caramel - Milk: There is cream and dairy in our caramel

What is the shelf life of the Caramunchies?

Although Caramunchies never "go bad", they are best enjoyed within 2 months from production date (and hopefully they don't last that long!)

More details for "The Awesome Good Guy/Gal Reward"

YOU GET: To be added to our awesome volunteer list to help with our hot lunch program + 1 pack Caramunchies as a thank you from our heart to yours! Do you love what we’re doing and just want to help out?? Then this reward is for you! All the proceeds from this reward will be donated straight to our Hot Lunch Program, so the more you contribute, the more our Hot Lunch Program benefits. With any donation of $20 and up (if you'd like to contribute more than $20, you can top up this reward with the "Make a Boost Without a Reward" option to the left of this reward), you also have the option to be added to our Volunteer Team List. With each hot lunch, we’ll need a team of 8 awesome volunteers to help us cook, serve and clean. We will send out a request to everyone who’s on our Volunteer Team List to gather our team for each date. Feeding hungry people is one of the most soul satisfying things I’ve ever done, so this will be one rewarding reward! As a thank you for your generosity, you will receive one bag of Caramunchies to be picked up at any of our markets starting Dec 14 (just show us your reward confirmation on your phone)! Small price to feel amazing!

More details for "Brown Butter Cafe x Caramunchies Bunwich and Lattes for Two"

YOU GET: 1 Shareable Saturday Morning Cartoon Bunwich + 2 lovely lattes! Brown Butter Cafe is owned by two of the sweetest people we’ve met. Husband and wife duo, Michael and Heena Mak, opened this cute and cozy cafe after graduating from NAIT culinary school (where they met!) They were also one of Caramunchies first retail partners so they will always hold a special place in our hearts! They are most well known for their sweet and savoury buns made fresh and from scratch every day. We are putting our culinary skills together to create the Saturday Morning Cartoon Bunwich: one of Brown Butter's famous freshly baked buns stuffed with Salted Caramel Cornflakes and Fruit Loops Caramunchies and Dulce de Leche cream. You can share this treat with a friend and warm up over two lattes for $20 (with $10 going to our Hot Lunch Program!) To be redeemed at Brown Butter Cafe between Dec 16-21 before 2PM please check opening hours online.

More details for "The Northern Table x Caramunchies Cozy Chai Caramunchies and Black Tea Chai/Golden Chai Bundle"

YOU GET: 1 bag of Cozy Chai Caramunchies + 1 jar of The Northern Table Black Tea Chai or Golden Chai! The Northern Table was started by our good friend Melanie Villeneuve as her way to gather people around fresh food and freshly dried goods. Where food comes from and the story of the people who harvest those foods is what drives her. Her offering? Hand blended tea and flavored salts made from ingredients that are fresh, flavorful and from farms that she can point to on the map. She is a huge inspiration to us and we are proud to showcase her perfectly warming Black Tea Chai in our Cozy Chai Caramunchies that is currently only available through this campaign! This reward also comes with your choice of a beautiful jar of Black Tea Chai or Golden Chai so you can enjoy a cup of cozy in the comfort of your own home. Pick up option available from Dec 18-23 at Coffee Life Cafe (southside) and Culina To Go in the Oliver Exchange Building (downtown).

More details for "The Caramunchies Caramel Christmas Gift Set"

YOU GET: 4 pack of Caramunchies + 1 large handtied giftbox filled with 16 pieces of melt in your mouth caramel candies! This one’s for all you Caramunchies and caramel lovers out there! It includes a 4 pack variety set of our whole Caramunchies line up - The Salted Caramel, The Chocolate Drizzled, The Reese’s Pieces and our Holiday Feature Flavour Gingerbread as well as a large handtied giftbox filled with 16 pieces of melt in your mouth caramel candies! This giftbox will include our Original Butter Caramels, Fleur de Sel Salted Caramels, Hot Chocolate Caramels (decadent chocolate caramel with a swirl of marshmallow fluff), Candy Cane Caramels (peppermint caramel topped with crushed up candy canes). These holiday caramels are currently only available through this campaign. Perfect for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, get your holiday shopping done early while supporting a great cause! Pick up option available from Dec 13-19 at Coffee Life Cafe (southside) and Culina To Go in the Oliver Exchange Building (downtown).

More details for "Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 5PM Seating"

YOU GET: 3 course menu tasting for 4 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 5PM Seating. Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 4 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 5PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)

More details for "Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 7PM Seating"

YOU GET: 3 course menu tasting for 4 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 7PM Seating. Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 4 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 7PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)

More details for "Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 2 Guests 5PM Seating"

YOU GET: 3 course menu tasting for 2 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 5PM Seating. Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 2 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 5PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)

More details for "Papa Lok’s Pop Up Dinner for 4 Guests 7PM Seating"

YOU GET: 3 course menu tasting for 2 at Papa Lok's Pop Up Dinner 7PM Seating. Made with so much love it'll be one of the best things you eat! Starter: Shanghai Duo - Roasted Five Spice Quail & Shanghai Spring Roll Main: Papa Lok's Signature Noodle Soup (choice of seafood or chicken) Dessert: Caramunchies Creamy Caramel Banana Pudding My parents have both been huge supporters of Caramunchies since day one. They still help me with deliveries around the city and making sure I get nutritious and delicious meals when I’m too busy making Caramunchies all day to make a home cooked meal. If you follow Caramunchies on social media, you’ll see many posts of my dad’s mouthwatering meals. I’ve convinced him to hold his first pop up ever which will be hosted at Brown Butter Cafe. This reward will be for 2 guests and includes a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by my dad! Get your friends together and show him some love for a meal that will seriously warm your heart and make your tummy smile! This reward will be for the 7PM seating on January 19, 2020. Shanghai Spring Roll: unlike any spring roll you've ever had, this is like the soup dumpling of spring rolls! Perfectly crispy outside filled with a juicy blend of pork, suey choy and premium shitake mushrooms. Papa Lok's Signature Seafood Noodle Soup: Our family's play on the Vietnamese Bun Rieu, made with a unique lobster tomato broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty crab paste scramble and a giant prawn (and some other surprises!) or Papa Lok's Signature Chicken Noodle Soup: Comforting chicken broth seasoned with our own secret spice blend, topped with Mama Lok's specialty scramble, hand shredded chicken and Vietnamese sausage (and some other surprises!)

Are any of the rewards available for shipping?

Yes! "The Northern Table x Caramunchies Cozy Chai Caramunchies" and "The Caramunchies Caramel Christmas Gift Set" are both available to be shipped. Please etransfer $15 to munchme@caramunchies.com for shipping costs Alberta-wide.

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